Manchester butchers charged for breaches

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Fourteen butchers who operate from the Christiana market in north-eastern Manchester are now answering to charges before the Manchester Parish Court for breaches in plying their trade. The disclosure was made at the regular monthly meeting of the Manchester Parish Cou ... Read More

WILLIAMS ... urged to turn himself in for questioning regarding a murder Police want to question murder suspect “Dewie” Williams
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Dwight Williams — alias ‘Dewie’, 31, of Retiremen ... Read More

GOLDING ... I make no apology for that Bruce Golding backs government on education policies
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has lauded the Andrew Holness-led ... Read More

Vendolyn Cameron-Powell (File photo) Manchester Superintendent wants citizens to be more careful
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Ahead of the opening of the Home Circuit Court next month, Superinten ... Read More

Vere Technical seek to extend impressive start

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Wednesday, September 21, 2016    

Green Island High’s Trevor Russell (left) tries to get away from Knockalva Technical’s Christopher Topey in Monday’s ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup Zone B game played at Knockalva. Green Island won the game 8-1. (Photo: Paul Reid)

MAY PEN, Clarendon — Former champions Vere Technical High School will seek to extend their best start in decades in the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup football competition when they take a four-game winning run into their Zone N game against Central High at Bushy Park, starting at 3:30 pm today. One other school, Paul Bogle High, are also seeking to end their first round with a perfect win record when they take on second-placed Seaforth High in Zone O, while eight other schools led by defending ch ... Read More

Bunting wants greater vision from local business leaders

By Garfield Myers Editor-at-Large, South/Central Bureau | Monday, September 19, 2016    

Bunting wants more dynamism from business leaders in Manchester.

Mandeville, Manchester — Member of Parliament for Manchester Central Peter Bunting has urged local business leaders to show greater vision, confidence and assertiveness in response to investment opportunities. Pointing to an ever-improving investment climate in Jamaica following years of “sacrifice” to achieve economic stability, Bunting told a recent Manchester Chamber of Commerce meeting that, in his view, “entrepreneurial dynamism” was lacking locally. His comm ... Read More

‘Aunt Cin’ celebrates a century

By Alicia Sutherland Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September 19, 2016    

Cinderella Colquhoun-Myrie (right) about to cut her 100th birthday cake with her niece and adopted daughter Loilet Colquhoun-Clarke

Leeds, St Elizabeth — A cherished childhood memory for her loved ones is that 100-year-old Cinderella Colquhoun-Myrie never forgot special occasions. They say that in her earlier years Colquhoun-Myrie, affectionately called ‘Aunt Cin’, always ensured that a gift would help to convey her best wishes at those times. “Aunt Cin has been a permanent presence in my life, never forgetting a birthday or a holiday. I never wished to go to America or wanted for anything becau ... Read More

Use your power to lobby, police deputy commissioner tells citizens

Monday, September 19, 2016    

Deputy Commissioner of Police George Quallo with Olivia Campbell of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce following a recent business luncheon in Mandeville. (Photos: Gregory Bennett)

Mandeville, Manchester — Community groups should consider lobbying for legislative changes as they seek to assist the fight against crime, says Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) George Quallo. The deputy commissioner, who was addressing a business luncheon hosted by the Manchester Chamber of Commerce late last month, identified weaknesses in the Firearms Act as a possible target for public attention. “We (police) want to see some amendment to that Act,” he said. “W ... Read More

‘Come on board’

Monday, September 19, 2016    

GREEN...  pushing to expand Manchester Chamber of Commerce membership (Photos: Gregory Bennett)

Mandeville, Manchester — True to his pledge on taking office earlier this year, president of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce Garfield Green is pushing to expand and diversify membership of the organisation. Green told Jamaica Observer Central that in recent months more than 20 small business operators “are getting involved” with the chamber. Five were approved for membership last month and other applications were being processed, he said. High on the list of small busine ... Read More

Heritage Tourism takes hold in New River

Monday, September 19, 2016    

Visitors from the Moravian Synod, held in Jamaica in August, visited the historical site in New River.

Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth — Two years after launching a project to establish a heritage tourism site in flood-prone New River, just north of here, community leaders have announced the completion of the first phase. The project captures the earliest years of the Moravian Church in Jamaica with its headquarters at a settlement then known as Carmel in New River, which lasted from about 1750 to the 1820s. Led by European missionaries, including many Germans, the Moravian settlement embraced a ... Read More

Juici back-to-school fair

Monday, September 19, 2016    

The Colgate Mobile Clinic at the Juici Patties Empowerment Park for the health fair

Mandeville, Manchester - Juici Patties was among the corporate entities that helped to ease the burden of this year’s back-to-school preparation. On Sunday, August 28 the organisation held the Juici Staff Back-to-School Health Fair at its Empowerment Park in Clarendon. The participating companies and sponsors were Sangster’s Book Store, Imperial Optical, Guardian Life, Colgate, the University of Technology’s Dental Services, Nestlè, First Heritage Co-operative Cre ... Read More

Blood Bank extends opening hours

Monday, September 19, 2016    

Chairman of the Southern Regional Health Authority board, Wayne Chen, donates blood at the One Love, One Blood Drive hosted by the Mandeville Regional Hospital on
May 30.

Mandeville, Manchester — The Mandeville Regional Hospital’s (MRH) Blood Bank has extended its opening hours to accommodate blood donations beyond regular hours. Regional medical technologist at the MRH Blood Bank Donovan Leon was reported in a news release as saying that the facility is now open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Mondays to Thursdays, and on Fridays 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. However, it remains closed on weekends and public holidays. Leon is appealing to the public to make regular ... Read More

Parish Council elders honoured

Monday, September 19, 2016    

Mayor of Mandeville Brenda Ramsay (left) accepting her award from Councillor Desmond Harrison. (Photos: Gregory Bennett)

Mayor of Mandeville Brenda Ramsay and former Mayor Desmond Harrison were recently given awards by the Association of Local Government Authorities of Jamaica for their years of service to local governance. Ramsay, who is also a People’s National Party Councillor for the Bellefield Division in Manchester Central, was recognised for 18 years of service, while Harrison, who is a Jamaica Labour Party Councillor in the Christiana Division, Manchester North Eastern, was recognised for 26 years. ... Read More

Nutritional boost for pregnant women

Monday, September 19, 2016    

Shantel Richards (closest to camera) samples milk donated to scores of expectant mothers at the New Market Health Centre in St Elizabeth. (Photo: Ministry of Health)

Newmarket, St Elizabeth — Scores of expectant mothers in St Elizabeth will receive a weekly supply of milk for the next three months in an effort to boost their health and nutrition and that of their unborn babies, according to a release from the Ministry of Health. The Jamaica Dairy Development Board, an agency of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, made the donation recently at the Newmarket Health Centre in St Elizabeth as part of its pilot post-natal and A ... Read More



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